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    Top executives Zap-ped at three-wheel electric carmaker

    Chinese parent company Zap Jonway has ousted top executives at California-based Zap, a maker of specialized electric vehicles. On the last day of 2012, Zap's board of directors removed Priscilla Lu as chairman and all other duties Lu had been responsible for at any of Zap's subsidiaries or joint ...

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    Official: Zap Xebra hit by recall for faulty brake system

    The Zap Xebra. Wow. There's a vehicle we haven't written about in a long, long while. Don't get your hopes up Zap fans (by which we mean Zapp Brannigan, of course), because even though we're doing so now, the news isn't good. Almost 700 units, all produced during the 2008 model year, are being ...

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    GE Capital: Kentucky Zap deal? What Kentucky Zap deal?

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    A little addendum to lasts week's post about Zap's setback with its Kentucky plant. It had been reported that one problem with getting that plant started was that GE Capital withdrew its offer to buy $125 million in bonds for the ...

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    ZAP report 52% revenue increase for third quarter of '08

    Click on image above for a complete gallery of the Zap Xebra PK
    Zaps seems to have found a piece of good news in the sales increase reported for third quarter: The accounting department reports a 180 percent increase in revenue: $2.2 million compared to $0.8 million last year. This still means ...

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    Zap ships record number of vehicles in 3Q 2008

    Following sales of $737,000 of vehicles in August and the Kentucky plant groundbreaking in September, Zap has announced that the company shipped more vehicles in the third quarter of 2008 than during any other time since it started selling the Xebra (truck and sedan versions) in 2006. How many ...

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    $84 million ZAP! plant for Kentucky to be announced today

    It looks as though the passing of Xebra-friendly laws and promises of millions of dollars in tax incentives will result in the building of an $84 million ZAP! factory in Kentucky. The governor of the bluegrass state, Steve Beshear, is expected to announce a deal between ZAP! and Integrity ...

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    VIDEO: ZAP Xebra hacked!!!

    Kids today. Give them a new toy and before the sun goes down it's been taken apart, hacked, and maybe even improved. Jeff isn't exactly a kid and he picked up this toy some time last January but a Xebra isn't exactly an Playstation so it took a little time. The point is he wasn't totally satisfied ...

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    ZAP gets CARB rebates and an in-wheel motor company

    Things may be looking up for the somewhat controversial electric vehicle company "ZAP" since Mr Al Yousuf took control of the company the other day. Just after the change at the top happened, the California Air Resource Board added two ZAP models to their list of vehicles eligible for a rebate. ...

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    Trifun three-wheelers set to enter U.S. market

    Currently, there are a few small manufacturers marketing in the small, three-wheeled vehicle segment. Obviously, ZAP comes to mind with their electric Xebra sedan and pickup truck. Bajaj sells small three-wheeled utility vehicles here as well. It looks like we can add Trifun to that list, as they ...

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    TTAC tests the ZAP Xebra, hates it

    Paul Niedermeyer over at TTAC got the chance to drive a ZAP Xebra pickup and his review pretty much reads as you would expect. The car is poorly assembled, slow, short range and dangerous. He goes so far as to refer to it as a motorized wheelbarrow/hair-shirt - which, despite what you think of the ...

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    Videos: Sting checks out Zap's electric truck, UPS using the Xebra

    The video above shows singer Sting checking out one of Zap's electric vehicles at EMA, the Environmental Media Awards. Sting's wife Trudie Styler won a lifetime achievement EMA and Sting tagged along for support. Sting is not the only one interested in Zap's trucks. Below the fold is a video of UPS ...

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    Four-door Zap Xebra approved for UK roads

    If crowding a bunch of school children into a Zap Xebra (remember this video?) sounds like fun to you, then perhaps a new four-door version of the all-electric vehicle will be the site of your next endeavor. Even if you just want to use the car around, town, this news might be welcomed by you. The ...

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    UPS leases 42 all-electric Zap Xebras for deliveries in Petaluma, California

    In May, Zap announced that Domino's would use a three-wheeled, all-electric Xebra to deliver pizzas in Las Vegas. Today, Zero Air Pollution vehicles announced a much bigger delivery deal: UPS is leasing 42 Xebra cars and trucks to deliver packages in the city of Petaluma in Northern California. ...

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    Review: How about a test-drive in a new Xebra PK?

    I was just going in for some routine maintenance on my car, when I saw a line of scooters in front of the lobby of Jessup's Automotive in LaGrange Park, IL, the mechanic my family has been going to for seven years. Upon closer inspection, I noticed the Zap! logo and remembered that these guys were ...

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    ZAP is hoping to clear one more electric car hurdle with their new high speed charger

    Certainly, electric cars would be accepted by more people if the time it took to charge the vehicle were roughly the same as what it takes to fill your tank with gas. While this is rather difficult to achieve, AltairNano and others are working on just that. Perhaps the closest you can come to ...

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    Are Xebra EVs zero-emission or not?

    The newspaper Inside Bay Area regularly features alternative car technologies and culture (like this article on Elon Musk of Tesla or this one fuel taxes) and, with the paper situated in a place where the population is likely to embrace NEVs – which is the focus of the paper's new article on ...

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    ZAP to show off a solar electric car at the San Francisco International Auto Show

    The San Francisco International Auto Show starts tomorrow (and runs through November 26) at the Moscone Center and Zap! will be showing off their newest car. Zap! will be publicly introducing the Xebra Xero, their first electric car with solar charging. They have taken their existing plug-in EV ...

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    ZAP introduces pickup in Texas truck country

    ZAP wannabe-dealer Shock Value is hoping to sell an electric 3-wheeler pickup out of its Austin, Texas, location. Shock Value is still awaiting its state dealer license, but owner John Martin is a big ZAP fan and wanted to bring the vehicle to Texas. He says Austin is a ideal city for electric ...

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    Xebra sells on eBay for $10,800. Winner outbids 8,000 others?

    Steve Palmer is the freshest owner of a Xebra electric vehicle after submitting the winning bid of $10,800 on a recent eBay auction. While the Xebra's actual retail price is under $10,000, the squat little EVs are only sold through authorized dealers and are not available everywhere right now. ...

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    Zap celebrates 12 years of alternative vehicles

    Santa Rosa, California based Zap! flipped on the switch September 23, 1994. Over the years they have built up their business building and selling battery powered vehicles. Currently they are offering a range of electrically powered ATVs, scooters, dirt-bikes and cars. One of their products is ...


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